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Canadian DOJ Warned About Unconstitutionality of Copyright Digital Lock Rules 64

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-rules dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Canadian House of Commons may have passed the Canadian DMCA, but the constitutional concerns with the copyright bill and its digital lock rules will likely linger for years. Michael Geist has obtained internal government documents that indicate that the Department of Justice issued a legal opinion warning about the potential for constitutional violations. The DOJ legal opinion warned of the need to link circumvention with copyright infringement and of the particular danger of not providing the blind with an exception. The Canadian law misses the mark on both counts with no link to infringement and an exception that blind groups say is 'nullified' by strict conditions."
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Canadian DOJ Warned About Unconstitutionality of Copyright Digital Lock Rules

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 25, 2012 @03:00PM (#40443343)

    drunk with their own power. Under Harper, they will find a way to end the career of any civil servant ... or judge I'm sure ... that dares makes any ruling they don't like. They certainly aren't worried about the Canadian Constitution.
    Canada has been trailing the USA for years ... but it finally caught up and showed it could have a government that makes the Bush Administration look honest, caring, and competent.

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